History Main / SnarkBait

22nd Aug '16 11:45:34 PM CerotechOmega
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' can be considered this even within the Pokemon fandom, due to its IdiotHero who [[TookALevelInDumbass seemingly gets dumber]] once he builds up experience, its long-running status, frequent {{Narm}}, and often characterization and plotting that is at odds with the games (like Pikachu being able to hit Rhydon with an Electric attack).

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' can be considered this even within the Pokemon fandom, due to its IdiotHero who [[TookALevelInDumbass seemingly gets dumber]] once he builds up experience, its long-running status, frequent {{Narm}}, and often characterization and plotting that is at odds with the games (like Pikachu being able to hit Rhydon with an Electric attack). [[spoiler:As of the Kalos League's conclusion, this trope has gone supercritical, with even some diehard fans hating the outcome to death.]]
20th Aug '16 2:11:28 PM AreYouTyler
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%% * Music/IggyAzalea.

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%% * Music/IggyAzalea.Music/IggyAzalea, for being a [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy white Australian chick pretending to be a black gangsta]]. This is why Music/AzaeliaBanks coined the nickname "Igloo Australia", and it stuck forever onto Iggy.



%% * ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', anybody? It's a show everybody loves to hate that's been memed to death.

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%% * ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', anybody? It's a show everybody loves to hate that's been memed to death. Videos of [[Website/GoAnimate Caillou getting grounded for dumb reasons]] are very popular on Website/YouTube.
20th Aug '16 2:08:13 PM AreYouTyler
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* Creator/RobSchneider was a popular comedic actor in the late 90's and early 2000's, but now he's far more remembered as the butt of a ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' joke (Rob Schneider is… A CARROT! Rated PG-13) than for any of his movies, almost all of which are rotten on Website/RottenTomatoes. Special mention goes to ''WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth'', a movie where Schneider voices a twerking polar bear.
17th Aug '16 7:04:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeMe'': A poorly animated cartoon done in {{Animesque}} style starring a [[OccidentalOtaku wapanese]] manga-fan-artist in a SliceOfLife style series. Reeks of ShallowParody, TheyJustDidntCare and SelfInsertFic. Even before the first episode had aired in English it was a massive snark bait.
* [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash Flash Animation]] as a whole is this for some people due to its somewhat unfair reputation of being the animation source of many largely-disliked cartoons. Truthfully though, there have been some well-received Flash shows over the years. It's just that if one is [[TheyJustDidntCare uncaring]] or has budget issues, the result can be horrendous. [[SturgeonsLaw Unfortunately, the poorly made ones are more common]], giving Flash its bad Internet reputation.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeMe'': A poorly animated cartoon done in {{Animesque}} style starring a [[OccidentalOtaku wapanese]] manga-fan-artist in a SliceOfLife style series. Reeks of ShallowParody, TheyJustDidntCare ShallowParody and SelfInsertFic. Even before the first episode had aired in English it was a massive snark bait.
* [[UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash Flash Animation]] as a whole is this for some people due to its somewhat unfair reputation of being the animation source of many largely-disliked cartoons. Truthfully though, there have been some well-received Flash shows over the years. It's just that if one is [[TheyJustDidntCare uncaring]] uncaring or has budget issues, the result can be horrendous. [[SturgeonsLaw Unfortunately, the poorly made ones are more common]], giving Flash its bad Internet reputation.
1st Aug '16 8:29:38 AM DoctorCooper
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[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* The ChurchOfHappyology has its own trope about specific examples for that particulal religion, whose real name we cannot print because doing so in this page would constitute slander.
* Members of the "New Atheism" movement such as the late Creator/ChristopherHitchens tend to see ''all'' religion as an excuse to have a good snark. The Religious also snark back and also at each other.
* Fundamentalists of any religion (especially Christianity and Islam) are often Snark Bait to non-fundamentalist co-religionists.
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30th Jul '16 10:40:44 PM HighCrate
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* Everything done by Creator/RobLiefeld and Chuck Austen.
* ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'': Virtually every other panel has some.

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* %%* Everything done by Creator/RobLiefeld and Chuck Austen.
* %%* ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'': Virtually every other panel has some.
30th Jul '16 10:40:05 PM HighCrate
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[[folder:Arts]]
* Contemporary Art ''as a whole'', particularly due to TrueArtIsIncomprehensible.
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30th Jul '16 9:25:57 PM Berrenta
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/AngelinaJolie for her frequent adoptions and the infamous right leg during the 2012 Oscars.
* Rosie O'Donnell, whose vocal political opinions and weight issues have long been the butt of many jokes.
* Creator/SarahJessicaParker, whose alleged resemblance to a horse has become memetic.
* Apple gets this a lot, largely over the pricing of its computers and the perceived "dumbing down" of its operating system. Microsoft fanboys especially make Apple a target of snark, and Apple fanboys are no better (see the Microsoft example below).
%% * Microsoft's products also get this a lot.
%% ** For example the [[http://youtu.be/V5ENLm0JsQw Zune]][[http://www.cracked.com/funny-1856-mp3-players/ Player]].
%% ** Internet Explorer in in all its variations.
%% ** Their operating systems, particularly ME, Vista, and (to a lesser extent; unlike the other two it actually has its fans) 8.
%% ** [[TheScrappy The Microsoft Office Assistant]], when it's not [[SarcasmFailure too passionately reviled to snark at]].
%% ** The XboxOne - people were calling it the "X-Bone" literally the same day as it was announced.
* Netflix has a "show" called ''Fireplace for Your Home'' which is, well, fireplace footage. It has 685 reviews, roughly 685 of which are snark.
* [=vBulletin=] 5. Ever since it was shown as a beta product, admin and webmaster forums have been absolutely filled to the brim with discussions on its downfalls and mishaps, as well as those of creator Internet Brands in general. If it's ever brought up in any sort of tech forum, the posts will devolve into repeatedly tearing it to shreds within the space of about five posts.
* Virtually every well-known politician gets this treatment. Donald Trump in particular gets bonus points for convincing Gwen Ifill to snark at his antics at the start of the March 4, 2016 edition of ''Washington Week'' on PBS, in which she notes that even she's close to her limit.
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30th Jul '16 6:16:43 PM DoctorCooper
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[[folder:Newspapers]]
* Armond White's movie reviews, as can be found on [[http://www.nypress.com/flex-10-armond-white.html The New York Press Website]] and [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/author/author-2725/ Rotten Tomatoes]], constantly bring vitriol upon those who read them. Seriously, just look at the individual moviepages at RottenTomatoes - he will, almost without fail, rack up the most comments. He's gained a reputation for being a completely predictable [[CommanderContrarian contrarian]], and many suspect he's only looking to gain controversy and thus [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity gain attention for himself]] (Creator/RogerEbert even called him a {{Troll}}). Ironically, his reviews have actually become arguably the most reliable prediction of how good or bad a movie is; if he slams it, it's a good movie, and if he kisses up to it, it's a bad movie.
** Remember that Roger Ebert initially defended White, pointing out that not only is there nothing wrong with challenging consensus position, but White even agrees with the Tomatometer 50% of the time which he considered to be ideal. The biggest problem most people have with White is that the reasons he gives often go above and beyond Epic Fail - to the point that people question whether or not he actually saw the movies he reviewed. For example, [[http://www.nypress.com/article-21903-twisted-tale.html he complained about the length of Rapunzel's hair]] in ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'' and comments that her hair never becomes a problem for her, which is flat out ''wrong'' (in the ''opening song,'' for example, she laments the length of time she has to spend brushing it, and later it gets snagged on a branch while she's trying to run). Then in his infamous ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' review, he called Hamm the pig a villain, even though he's a good guy who spends much of the movie imprisoned with them!
** White has never, ever given a single Creator/StevenSpielberg film a bad review, even calling films like ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'' a "classic", and going overboard in his effusive praise of ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''. Even his praise of Spielberg's ''good'' movies somehow go ''way'' over the top.
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* Armond White's movie reviews, as can be found on [[http://www.nypress.com/flex-10-armond-white.html The New York Press Website]] and [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/author/author-2725/ Rotten Tomatoes]], constantly bring vitriol upon those who read them. Seriously, just look at the individual moviepages at RottenTomatoes - he will, almost without fail, rack up the most comments. He's gained a reputation for being a completely predictable [[CommanderContrarian contrarian]], and many suspect he's only looking to gain controversy and thus [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity gain attention for himself]] (Creator/RogerEbert even called him a {{Troll}}). Ironically, his reviews have actually become arguably the most reliable prediction of how good or bad a movie is; if he slams it, it's a good movie, and if he kisses up to it, it's a bad movie.
** Remember that Roger Ebert initially defended White, pointing out that not only is there nothing wrong with challenging consensus position, but White even agrees with the Tomatometer 50% of the time which he considered to be ideal. The biggest problem most people have with White is that the reasons he gives often go above and beyond EpicFail - to the point that people question whether or not he actually saw the movies he reviewed. For example, [[http://www.nypress.com/article-21903-twisted-tale.html he complained about the length of Rapunzel's hair]] in ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'' and comments that her hair never becomes a problem for her, which is flat out ''wrong'' (in the ''opening song,'' for example, she laments the length of time she has to spend brushing it, and later it gets snagged on a branch while she's trying to run). Then in his infamous ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' review, he called Hamm the pig a villain, even though he's a good guy who spends much of the movie imprisoned with them!
** White has never, ever given a single Creator/StevenSpielberg film a bad review, even calling films like ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'' a "classic", and going overboard in his effusive praise of ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''. Even his praise of Spielberg's ''good'' movies somehow go ''way'' over the top.
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